Vapor Barrier Installation, Repair & Replacement Services

Vapor BarrierThe importance of Vapor Barrier For Your Home

Vapor BarrierThe importance of Vapor Barrier For Your Home

When you live in Puget Sound, you know to protect yourself from the rain with proper clothing, hats, and umbrellas. As a homeowner, it’s essential to protect your house too. Excess moisture coming from the crawlspace under your home can cause your family to have health problems from mold and fungus. Plus, along with health problems, it can cause significant damage to your foundation and subfloor, including considerable wood rot. Protect your family’s health and your property. Call the team at Envirosmart Solution for professional vapor barrier installation and crawlspace restoration.

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    What Is a Vapor Barrier & Why Do I Need One?

    If your crawlspace is bare dirt, then you need a plastic vapor barrier installed to reduce moisture from traveling into your home through the subfloor. A vapor barrier consists of sturdy sheets of black crawlspace Visqueen plastic spread out to cover the entire floor under your home and up the walls a few feet. The proper plastic thickness for durability is 6mm. These sheets provide crawl space encapsulation to keep moisture from getting into your home through the subfloor.

    GOOD TO KNOWTop Benefits of a Vapor Barrier for Your Crawlspace

    In the Puget Sound area, it’s vital to keep moisture out of your walls, floors, and ceilings during our cold winters. That’s what a vapor retarder does as well as radiant barrier installation.
    1. Better air quality in your home – you won’t be breathing mold spores, mildew, and contaminates from rodents. Plus, your home will smell fresh – not musty.
    2. With a vapor barrier, rodents like rats and mice, along with bugs like common spiders, and even black widows aren’t as likely to make their home under your house. With the vapor barrier replacement or new installation, your crawlspace will be much cleaner and your home healthier.
    3. Plus, your subfloor, wood beams, and entire structure are much more protected from termites and wood-destroying carpenter ants because they’re kept out in the first place.
    4. It helps protect wiring and cables, plus the sheeting shields plumbing and gives it some additional insulation during the chillier months.
    5. A sturdy vapor barrier provides humidity control and stabilizes the temperature of your home since cold damp air isn’t coming up from under your home. With energy efficiency, you’ll have lower utility costs.
    6. Installing a vapor barrier protects your investment in your home. You will have much less deferred maintenance costs when your crawlspace is clean and moisture-free.
    How do I select the best Vapor Barrier contractor?

    That’s simple; you find a local licensed Vapor Barrier contractor like Envirosmart Solutions that provides the services you need and has excellent reviews.

    How thick should the vapor barrier be in a crawl space?

    Reinforced polyethylene plastic sheeting (poly) of at least 6 mil thickness is the material most commonly used as a vapor barrier. While thinner plastic or regrind may be OK for short-term use, only reinforced virgin poly should be used for long-term applications like crawlspace vapor barriers.

    Do I need a vapor barrier in my crawl space?

    Without a vapor barrier, the moisture that comes in through the soil can lead to electrical shorts, which is a fire hazard. That water can also cause your plumbing to rust and eventually break over time.
    Installing a vapor barrier in your crawl space will keep the area dry and healthy.

    Do I need Vapor Barrier in Puget Sound area?

    In the Puget Sound area, it’s vital to keep moisture out of your walls, floors, and ceilings during our cold winters. That’s what a vapor retarder does.
    You don’t want condensation inside your walls, floors, or other areas because that will ruin your insulation. Plus, moisture is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. That’s why having a new vapor barrier in good condition is so important.

    Do I need to clean my crawl space before installing a new Vapor Barrier?

    We recommend a full cleaning and sanitation of your space along with a thorough inspection for standing water or rodent activity before we install a new vapor barrier, although it depends on the space conditions.
    After your new clean crawl space is clean and shiny, you’ll need a vapor retarder (vapor barrier) to keep it in a good shape. The most common material used is 6-mil polyethylene plastic.

    Is there an Vapor Barrier installation crew up near me?

    We cover all of Puget Sound including the following cities: Arlington, Auburn, Belfair, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Bremerton, Des Moines, DuPont, Duvall, Everett, Federal Way, Gig Harbor, Graham, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lacey, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Marysville, Medina, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mukilteo, Normandy Park, Olympia, Orting, Pacific, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Seattle, Shoreline, Silverdale, Snohomish, South Hill, Southworth, Spanaway, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma, Tukwila, Tumwater, University Place, Woodinville, Yelm.

    Top Reasons to Replace your Vapor Barrier

    When a vapor barrier is installed by a professional, it should last for years. But they don't last forever and do need replacement. If you're experiencing any of these problems, you should have your crawlspace checked to see if your vapor barrier needs repairs or replacement.
    • Rodents, bugs, and droppings in your home – these pests are coming from someplace, and the first place to check is from under the house. When your crawlspace is clean and encapsulated, rats, mice, and bugs won’t have access, and your indoor air will be healthier.
    • Excess water and moisture in your crawlspace – is there standing water under your house? If so, Envirosmart Solution can install a pump to get rid of the water along with a new vapor barrier to keep the moisture from seeping into your home and ruining your health. Standing water from poor drainage or flooding causes wood damage and breeds mold.
    • Damaged vapor barrier repair – sometimes harm comes from pests, rodents, and contractors or repairmen who had to crawl under your home. If we can repair it, we’ll let you know. But sometimes, what’s there is just too old and deteriorated.
    When it's time to replace a my vapor barrier?

    There are two reasons you might want to consider replacing your vapor barrier instead of simply repairing it. Either it is damaged beyond repair and a replacement will save you time and money, or you realize that repairing a cheap vapor barrier is ineffective and you want a more secure moisture protection system.

    Local Vapor Barrier Installation And Repair Company

    The professionals at Envirosmart Solution have been serving the Puget Sound area since 2004. As a local vapor barrier installation and repair company, we know how to do a professional job, protect your family’s health, and maintain the integrity of your crawlspace.  Need your vapor barrier replaced? We’re here to help! Call us today at 206-295-5925.

    What You Need to Know About Your Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

    Why is a Black Plastic Vapor Barrier Better?

    Vapor barriers come in clear, white, and black plastic. But in damp Puget Sound, black is more effective at stopping moisture evaporation, compared with the white or transparent Visqueen. Clear plastic can sweat. Dark colors are more efficient at preventing moisture evaporation, and they halt the growth of plants that might dwell beneath a home’s crawlspace. Plants and mold naturally emit moisture into the air, and that creates added dampness and condensation. Black plastic sheeting creates a healthy and clean crawlspace. That, along with proper ventilation is the key.

    Envirosmart Solution always uses the industry’s highest-quality Visqueen sheeting products in all of our crawlspace vapor barrier installations or repairs. So, you can be confident your crawl space will be in good repair for years to come.

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    We are licensed, insured, and stay up-to-date on all local codes and standards

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